Executive Director

Charleston, SC 29401
United States

Industry
Charitable / Not for Profit
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Security Clearance Required
No
Housing Provided
No
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
Some Travel

Job Description

The Executive Director’s overall role is to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization; to enable the Board to fulfill its governance function in collaboration with the Board Chair; and to give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.


 
Job Requirements
Strategic Leadership: Lead the organization, employees and Board towards achieving long term goals

•Collaborate with Board to identify, create and implement strategic plans
•Monitor organization operations in accordance with by-laws and industry regulations.
•Develop partnerships with community stakeholders, industry leaders, elected officials and other relevant parties.
•Represent the organization at community and government meetings
•Work with staff and Finance Committee in preparing annual budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
•Financial, Tax, Risk Management: Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages resources within guidelines according to laws and regulations
•Jointly, with the president of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.
•Administer contracts and as approved by the Board.
•Re-assess operational fees annually to insure optimal income.

Fundraising and Development: Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, and establishing strategies to approach funders and secure support

•Create and implement annual development plan and strategy
•Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors, and individual donors
•Develop and grow individual donor base; manage annual giving campaign; cultivate major gifts
•Develop and manage Board fundraising capacity
•Develop and grow corporate strategic partnerships
•Effectively search for, apply and manage grants

Human Resource Management: Effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current laws and regulations.

•Ensure performance evaluations of all staff are completed according to the personnel policies.
•Hiring, promotion, demotion, and disciplinary action in accordance with the personnel policies.
•Review and update of personnel policies and all job descriptions for Board consideration annually
•See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
•Encourage staff development and education.
•Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.

Board Administration and Support: Supports operations and administration of Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff

•Facilitate the work of the Board and its committees by developing resource materials, providing appropriate information, reports, and assisting committee chairpersons as necessary.
•Recommend new policies, programs, and action plans consistent with the vision of the organization; execute all policies/decisions of the Board.
•In conjunction with the Board, recruit and cultivate new Board members with the skills needed to further the goals of organization.
•Provide advice and counsel to the Board to assist in setting policies and monitoring performance

Qualifications:
The ED will be thoroughly committed to the Community Sailing Center’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

Desired skills include:
•Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
•Ability to collaborate with and motivate board members and diverse volunteers and donor groups
•Strong written and oral communication skills
•Strong public speaking ability
•Solid, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
•Strong organizational abilities including planning, program development, data driven evaluation, delegating, and task facilitation
•Excellence in talent management with the ability to hire, coach, manage, collaborate, and develop high-performance staff and teams
•Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio economic status, age, physical abilities, and religious beliefs
•Ability to convey the vision of the Center’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
•Candidate must have reliable transportation
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